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Former NFL player Phillip Adams will have a brain test for a CTE injury after a deadly shot that killed 5 people


FORMER NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed 5 people in a murder-suicide case in South Carolina on Thursday, will have a subsequent CTE scan to determine if there are any degenerative brain diseases leading to action of him or not.

Adams’s family has allowed doctors to continue and test for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE, a brain disease commonly seen in football players.

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Philip Adams’s brain will have a postpartum CTE scan to see if his soccer injury has anything to do with his deadly shootingCredit: AP
Adams shot himself after shooting down Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife and two young nieces

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Adams shot himself after shooting down Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife and two young niecesCredit: Facebook

This came only a day later The experts claim Adams’s CTE scans from the NFL can provide a glimpse into former athletes who have committed acts of violence in South Carolina.

The York County Office of Investigation will conduct the investigation in partnership with Boston University.

A 2017 study from the university found that most players suffer from the disease to some degree.

They added results that could take up to six months.

Adams was accused of having suffered two concussions between three games in 2012

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Adams was accused of having suffered two concussions between three games in 2012Credit: AP
The York County Office of Investigators will lead the CTE scan with researchers from Boston University

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The York County Office of Investigation will lead the CTE scan with researchers from Boston UniversityCredit: Reuters

On Thursday, 32-year-old Adams was forced to follow his path home former doctor Dr. Robert Lesslie and killed him with their wife and two grandchildren.

Then he does Kill a contractor outside of his doctor’s house before turning the gun at yourself.

Adams spent six years in the NFL, often seen with trauma.

In 2012 while playing for Oakland, He suffered two concussions in a three-match period.

The director of the Sports Medicine Center of the New York Institute of Technology, Dr. Hallie Zwibel told New York Post that it is very likely that Adams developed CTE while playing soccer.

“He can get blows all the time [and] Zwibel said he was injured with only one or two concussions, but the cumulative bumps he suffered are so many that it could lead him to develop a degenerative brain disease, “Zwibel said.

“It really affects people to a tremendous extent in their ability to enjoy relationships and friendship, to truly function in the world,” Zwibel added.

“They are so frustrated, understandable, with the deficits they are having,” finished the doctor



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